Category: food

How climate change affects Virginia’s wine

Northern Virginia’s past wine-making ventures make growers adaptable to foreseeable changes in the industry By Lauryn Cantrell, Staff Writer Attempts to grow wine in Virginia date back to the settlers of Jamestown, whose numerous attempts failed as a result of…

International Week 2018

Events include a parade and a dance competition featuring multiple organiztions By Angelique Arintok, Staff Writer International Week is back at Mason. A 37-year-old tradition, the celebration is packed with rich diversity and culture that the university embodies. From Friday, April…

Mason students in the boardroom

How marketing wine provides real-world experience in client-relations for future advertisers By Lauryn Cantrell, Staff Writer During the first half of the Spring 2018 semester, Mason graphic design and marketing students in AVT 416: Advertising Design created original advertising campaigns…

Korean Central in Annandale: Soricha Tea & Theater

By Cat Tong, Staff Writer When people talk about Annandale, they know it by reputation and the nickname, “Koreatown” as a popular attraction. Due to it’s collection of Korean-owned businesses, Annandale has become a central area for the growth of…

Afternoon Ramen Run

JINYA Ramen Bar in Mosaic District By: Lauryn Cantrell Afternoon Ramen Run at JINYA Ramen Bar in the Mosaic District, located in, Fairfax, VA.  JINYA is a growing culinary franchise specializing in authentic Japanese ramen. With a name derived from…

A look at how Mason grows its own food

THE PRESIDENTS PARK HYDROPONIC GREENHOUSE GROWS FRESH PRODUCE FOR MASON DINING By Claire Underwood, Staff Writer Since 2013, Mason has grown lettuce, basil, cilantro and other microgreens in its campus greenhouse using a hydroponic growing system. Ike’s dining hall uses…

Restaurant Review: Magnolia Dessert Bar & Coffee

A SWEET ADDITION TO VIENNA By Cat Tong, Staff Writer Located on the outskirts of Vienna, Magnolia Dessert Bar & Coffee – opened in early Dec. 2017, has become the town’s newest attraction. Rising in popularity among instagrammers and foodies,…

UberEats vs Tapingo

MASON CHOOSES ITS FAVORITE DELIVERY APP By Ahmed Farid, Staff Writer Until recently, you could not enjoy a delicious Big Mac sandwich with a large order of fries while sitting at home in the comfort of your pajamas and binge…

Restaurant Review: Ramen Factory 42

By Cat Tong, Staff Writer Growing weary of cup ramen noodles, as the typical college diet goes, I decided to go out for a change. I ventured into Falls Church to visit the “hot & new” restaurant as declared on…

Chipotle Arrives at Mason

OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, STUDENTS CAN EAT BURRITOS AND MORE AT THE JOHNSON CENTER FOOD COURT By Basma Humadi, Assistant Lifestyle Editor Chipotle opens on campus Thursday, Jan. 18, at 10:45 a.m just in time to feed hungry students this…